| Dear Friends, Assalamualaikum,
It is my honor and privilege to welcome you to the FAAA website, an interactive forum for the member organizations of the FAAA, and all who support the vision of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan and the Aligarh Tehreek. The entire qaum is facing numerous challenges and is standing on a cross road and is poised to move forward with belief and determination leaving the forces of darkness behind. The road ahead is not smooth and the journey will not be easy but with imaan in our hearts and minds opened by education and with the knowledge so gained we will succeed in creating a better future for generations to come. This was the dream of Sir Syed and I urge all Aligarians and those who believe in the Aligarh Tehreek to be the torch bearers of change, play their due role in the society and make this world a better place to live with dignity and justice for all.
Dissent is healthy and it is a good thing to be critical of shortcomings that we find in an organization of the FAAA’s potential and I and my team welcome your positive critique as a sign of your interest in the workings and growth of FAAA. This is your organization and your input is needed and is essential for our success. However, I will also request you to provide your suggestion(s) to solve the problem identified by you and how you would like us to address that issue. All positive suggestions will be discussed and upon approval by the Council will be implemented.
The FAAA has grown and our member organizations have sponsored a number of programs promoting education in India. Programs such as the AEEF and the scholarship programs of the other FAAA member organizations are in the forefront of helping students, mainly from the AMU, for greater opportunities in education and academic training by funding school projects for girls education, mentorship for graduate students, and providing fellowships on merit and need basis. Other programs such as the SSESA-a merit based program that mentors bright students to come to the USA for higher education-are doing a commendable job as well. I urge all of you to help these programs without reservation as these are our programs with a proven track record.
We will continue to improve the workings of the FAAA and I am certain that your suggestions and contributions will make it an organization with which we all will love to associate and contribute towards its growth.
With best wishes and Salams
Tariq M. Haqqi, Ph.D.
President FAAA 2012-2011